The local area

Whatever your interests, you can find it nearby
Images of Hope Cove

The picturesque village of Hope Cove nestles in the shelter of Bolt Tail in the curve of Bigbury Bay. With its charming thatched cottages, clean sandy beaches, welcoming inns, and peaceful, relaxed atmosphere, Hope Cove offers the ideal holiday retreat.

There are miles of delightful and varied scenery along this rugged Heritage Coastline.

The area is renowned for its unique flora and fauna, including the nature reserve at Slapton Ley, and for its interesting walks to secluded coves and spectacular viewpoints. The lovely old sailing town of Salcombe is only a few minutes away.

Plymouth Sound is just 12 nautical miles away and the cities of Plymouth and Exeter, the resorts of Torbay and the wild expanses of Dartmoor are only about an hour's drive away.

You will be in easy reach of 12 golf courses (we have special concessions at Thurlestone, Bigbury and Dartmouth Golf Courses), tennis courts and riding. Fishing is available from the breakwater and rocks, or from a boat.

Hope Cove is an ideal location from which to sail your own boat, with an open beach, a slipway at Inner Hope and parking for your trailer in our car park.

With the high number of shipwrecks in the locale, diving is also a popular sport for visitors to Hope Cove.

The local town is Kingsbridge, an attractive market town with interesting shopping, pubs, restaurants and a superb leisure centre and indoor pool.

For children, there are a wealth of local activities (in addition to the wide selection of beaches!). There is a highly acclaimed adventure park – Woodlands near Dartmouth, also nearby are Pennywell Farm, River Dart Adventures, National Marine Aquarium Plymouth, Paignton Zoo, South Devon Steam Railway to name a few. Locally, there is also horse riding, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and many other exciting outdoor activities. The fun is only limited to your imagination!